Money: Spending vs. Giving

I recently listened to a great message by Andy Stanley on greed in which he indicted our culture for its vastly different responses to spending money and giving money. That is, we will readily drop $3,000 (and go into debt while doing so) for something we want, but will say, “Oh, I can’t really give $1,000 to that charity because I just don’t have the means.”

Somewhat related is this quote by Bono that I found on Hosive’s blog:

Bono commenting on the current financial crisis facing the United States:

“I am not qualified to comment on what has happened in the last week where this city has changed shape, certainly psychologically, and in terms of some people’s wallets. And I’m not qualified to comment on the interventions that have been put forth. I presume these people know what they’re doing. But it is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable, treatable disease and hunger.”

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